Redick agrees to deal to join Philadel­phia

The Washington Post Sunday - - WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS -

J.J. Redick agreed on a oneyear, $23 mil­lion deal with the Philadel­phia 76ers on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to a per­son with di­rect knowl­edge of the ne­go­ti­a­tions. Satur­day was the first day of free agency in the NBA. Redick, who turned 33 last month, av­er­aged 15.0 points and made 43 per­cent of his three-point­ers last sea­son for the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers, who need two new start­ing guards next sea­son. Last week, Chris Paul was traded to the Hous­ton Rock­ets.

The 76ers will be­come Redick’s fourth team. His ca­reer started in Or­lando af­ter he was drafted No. 11 over­all in 2006. He briefly was with Mil­wau­kee in the 201213 sea­son and then spent the past four sea­sons with the Clip­pers.

Since Redick en­tered the league, only five play­ers — Stephen Curry, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, Klay Thompson and Ja­son Terry — have made more three-point­ers than the for­mer Duke sharp­shooter. Redick also is a ca­reer 89 per­cent shooter from the foul line.

Redick had in­ter­est from other clubs, in­clud­ing Min­nesota, but couldn’t get the Tim­ber­wolves to en­gage in moves to­ward a deal.

The 76ers also agreed to a oneyear, $11 mil­lion con­tract with vet­eran for­ward Amir John­son.

John­son spent the last two sea­sons with Bos­ton, start­ing 77 games last sea­son for the team that fin­ished with the best record in the Eastern Con­fer­ence.

In other moves, Jrue Hol­i­day agreed to re­turn to the New Or­leans Pel­i­cans for $126 mil­lion over five years, with in­cen­tives po­ten­tially push­ing that to $150 mil­lion.

Also, Patty Mills is re­turn­ing to San An­to­nio for the next four years at $50 mil­lion, and Jeff Teague agreed with Min­nesota on a three-year, $57 mil­lion deal.

The Cleve­land Cava­liers agreed to a con­tract with vet­eran

Jose Calderon to back up all-star point guard Kyrie Irv­ing.

And An­dre Iguo­dala re-signed with the Golden State War­riors. Iguo­dala av­er­aged 7.6 points with Golden State last sea­son . . . .

Jon­quel Jones (Riverdale Bap­tist, GW) scored a ca­reer­high 29 points and grabbed 15 re­bounds, and Jas­mine Thomas (Oak­ton High) added 22 points to lead the Con­necti­cut Sun to a 91-85 win over the In­di­ana Fever in In­di­anapo­lis . . . .

Bre­anna Ste­wart scored a sea­son-high 30 points, and the Seat­tle Storm snapped a three­game los­ing streak with an 89-69 vic­tory over the Dal­las Wings in Ar­ling­ton, Tex.

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